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Is a blood sugar reading of 115 three hours after dinner considered normal for a non-diabetic person or is it something to be concerned about?

Is a blood sugar reading of 115 three hours after dinner considered normal for a non-diabetic person or is it something to be concerned about?

Blood sugars.: A blood sugar of 115 three hours after a meal can be completely normal. I wouldn't worry about it at all unless you are experiencing symptoms consistent with low blood sugar. Good luck. ...Read more

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What signs indicate an 11 month old is getting enough breastmilk if they also eat a lot of solids?

What signs indicate an 11 month old is getting enough breastmilk if they also eat a lot of solids?

Wet & Happy: The short term answer is that if they are wetting their diaper 6-10 times a day, their mouth is moist, they are not having hard stools, then they are getting adequate day to day fluid intake. The long term answer is that if your child is gaining weight according to his or her growth curve, then they are getting enough. Remember, milk intake amount needed decreases alot around the first birthday. ...Read more

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Is a lymphocyte reading of 1.19 over 2 months after having flu anything to worry about?

Is a lymphocyte reading of 1.19 over 2 months after having flu anything to worry about?

No: Viral infections including the Flu can cause Lymphopenia. ALC 1.3 -3.5 10 to 9th/L ( Normal Range) So not to worry! If more than r 6 months suggest then check with your doctor and also consider HIV testing and Hematology Evaluation! ...Read more

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My son who is 19 months old is experiencing a runny tummy which also seem very watery, however is eating & playing well. A bit of temperature though.?

My son who is 19 months old is experiencing a runny tummy which also seem very watery, however is eating & playing well. A bit of  temperature though.?

Very common: If he is not having fever, appearing sick, and he is eating fine, i would just monitor him for now. Likely a mild viral gastroenteritis (stomach bug) which wll resolve. Children do get sick--colds, diarrhea, vomitting, ear infections etc... All the time and most will resolve with just supportive measures. If he gets worse over next couple of days, then take him to the doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of eating too little or symptoms of your body shutting down because of eating too little? This is 4 a 15 yo girl, 110lbs, 5'4"

What are some symptoms of eating too little or symptoms of your body shutting down because of eating too little? This is 4 a 15 yo girl, 110lbs, 5'4"

Energetic? : Good question! food is fuel for the body. When there's a good balance of fat, protein, and carbs, it gives us energy to go just like gas in the car. It also keeps us warm. Drink adequate water throughout the day too. Regular, soft stools are just one way to know if your food and fluid intake are good. Talk with your doctor and see if you're in a good height and weight range for your age. ...Read more

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It seems high intelligence is almost a warning for a mental disorder, not always bad. What is your take? I wonder the % of high IQ w/ normalcy..

It seems high intelligence is almost a warning for a mental disorder, not always bad. What is your take? I wonder the % of high IQ w/ normalcy..

Not necessarily: Mental disorders happen across the board. The impression one gets when hearing about some high achieves who suffered mental illness may distort the picture. On the other hand hi intelligence does not protect against severe mental illness. It is worth mentioning though that the association of hypomanic states with hi level of intelligence have been historically linked to high achievements. ...Read more

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How worried should I be about C-reactive protein of 4.65. 34 years old, cholesterol is fine. Have a tiny brain aneurysm. Afraid of blood clots?

How worried should I be about C-reactive protein of 4.65. 34 years old, cholesterol is fine. Have a tiny brain aneurysm. Afraid of blood clots?

CRP in isolation: I wouldn't worry about CRP if you're otherwise feeling well. It doesn't change the risk of a problem with that aneurysm. ...Read more

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My diet consists of 1lb of clementines and 2 packets of oatmeal per day. Is there anything that I should be concerned about with this?

My diet consists of 1lb of clementines and 2 packets of oatmeal per day. Is there anything that I should be concerned about with this?

Yes, get balanced: diet. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have a nonfasting glucose level of 117 within 30 minutes after eating a meal ? What is the normal range?

Is it safe to have a nonfasting glucose level of 117 within  30 minutes after eating a meal ?  What is the normal range?

Blood sugar: Postprandial blood sugar means blood sugar after two hours. This should be less than 170. Your blood sugar value is normal. ...Read more

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I love eating fish e.G. Whiting & talipia what is the maximum #of days i can eat fish without it being a health concern?

I love eating fish e.G. Whiting & talipia what is the maximum #of days i can eat fish without it being a health concern?

See below: Please consult this site for authoritative information on health hazards of various types of fish. http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/fishshellfish/outreach/advice_index.cfm. ...Read more

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My 2 two year old gets a high fever lasting 2-3 days about every other month. Is this normal? There are no other symptoms with it

My 2 two year old gets a high fever lasting 2-3 days about every other month. Is this normal? There are no other symptoms with it

Can be: The average toddler is expected to get 5-7 respiratory illnesses/yr to age 5 and 1-3 diarrhea illnesses in the same time frame. To space it every other month would be pretty common. Some kids run fever with their illnesses as a sigh of a robust immune system, some seem to have the same illness & never show many symptoms. In a kid that's growing & developing well & don't worry about that pattern. ...Read more

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Is excessive mentrual bleeding a symptom to more serious illness? 32yrs old, Mom of 3, in allergy medication, no activity, but period isn't normal.

Is excessive mentrual bleeding a symptom to more serious illness? 32yrs old, Mom of 3, in allergy medication, no activity, but period isn't normal.

Get checked: It may or may not be serious but no one can tell without an examination. Consult your GYN. Allergy med has nothing to do with this issue. ...Read more

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I have repeated calcium levels at 11.7 for over a year pth is double normal range and overall have a lot of issues with bone aches, cramps, migraines,?

I have repeated calcium levels at 11.7 for over a year pth is double normal range and overall have a lot of issues with bone aches, cramps, migraines,?

Endocrinologist: Given the information you provided, it would be prudent to consult an endocrinologist as the information suggests parathyroid over-activity or an adenoma. ...Read more

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Blood work shows anemia and alkaline phosphate of 126 the normal level is 110 it was 123 three months ago should I be worried?

Blood work shows anemia and alkaline phosphate of 126 the normal level is 110 it was 123 three months ago should I be worried?

Check with doctor: No need to worry. Please just discuss these test results with your doctor. He or she will have the medical context to explain properly. ...Read more

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My nephew goes into rages after consuming certain foods. What kind of doctor should he see? Allergist/immunologist? Isn't this a sign of autism?

My nephew goes into rages after consuming certain foods. What kind of doctor should he see? Allergist/immunologist?  Isn't this a sign of autism?

Rages ; food: A lab test for food sensitivities would be an excellent place to start. Great plains lab offers a good one. A behavior therapist can help with the negative behaviors that may be secondary to food sensitivity ...Read more

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Platelets have been a mildly low over the past 4 months - typically between 119 and 137. (norm 140+). Dr is sending me to hemotologist. All other components of CBC w/diff normal. Should i be concerned?

Platelets have been a mildly low over the past 4 months - typically between 119 and 137. (norm 140+). Dr is sending me to hemotologist. All other components of CBC w/diff normal. Should i be concerned?

Heme: Difficult to answer. Alcohol can lower plts so stop drinking. Sometimes certain illnesses can cause low plts such as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and the hematologist can help with this. Certain medications can cause low plts as well. Best bet not to worry as your plts are only midly low. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am having symptoms of food intolerance after 21 years of eating pork?

Intolerance: Can you define your food intolerance and describe it to determine what is going on? It is best that you consult an allergist to discuss your symptoms and test you accordingly. ...Read more

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I ate a tuna fish sandwich for lunch that was ablcoure white. And then ate a bug pice of talepea for dinner could I have gave myself mercury poisoning? What are the symptoms

I ate a tuna fish sandwich for lunch that was ablcoure white. And then ate a bug pice of talepea for dinner could I have gave myself mercury poisoning? What are the symptoms

Mercury poisoning : from what you had today, you will not develop mercury poisoning. But you are right, source for Mercury poisoning is from fish. Still very rare disease. Symptoms for Mercury poisoning are mostly neurological including sensory impairment, confusion, numbness and etc. it can lead to death. But today's consumption will unlikely lead to Mercury poisoning. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about mercury in fish?

Should I be concerned about mercury in fish?

YES: Fish with very high potential mercury levels include: shark, swordfish, marlin, king mackerel, big eye & ahi tuna, orange roughy & tilefish. ...Read more

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Is the mercury in vaccines tiny? Is it less than the amount you get eating fish?

Is the mercury in vaccines tiny?  Is it less than the amount you get eating fish?

Yes: The form of mercury is also one never proven toxic to humans. Its human effect is similar to the difference seen in alcohols. Methyl alcohol is so toxic a tablespoonful will kill you (if ingested), while ethanol can be taken in rater large quantities & just get you drunk. ...Read more

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Did you know of mercury in some vaccines; how much mercury is it, compared to eating fish?

Did you know of mercury in some vaccines; how much mercury is it, compared to eating fish?

Thimerisol: The mercury perservative is no longer allowed in childhood vaccines but you still need to be careful of other additives in an aluminum form now. ...Read more

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Have there been documented fetal health problems related to mercury in fish eating communities?

Have there been documented fetal health problems related to mercury in fish eating communities?

Yes: Mercury as a neurotoxin does increase risk for fetal development issues although the risk is thought to be small if high mercury containing fish is avoided. ...Read more

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Up until this wk, I've been eating 1 serving of mahi, light tuna, or ono fish per wk. Do I need to wait before trying to conceive (mercury content)?

Up until this wk, I've been eating 1 serving of mahi, light tuna, or ono fish per wk. Do I need to wait before trying to conceive (mercury content)?

No: The potential for mercury in any of the salt water fish you described is very low and should not influence your desire to conceive ...Read more

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How can you know if you have mercury poisoning from eating too much fish?

How can you know if you have mercury poisoning from eating too much fish?

Blood test: Best way to know is to have your blood tested for mercury. Please discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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I love eating fish. Would have it once a day if possible. Do I have to worry about mercury? 33 yr old female, not pregnant. How much is too much fish?

I love eating fish. Would have it once a day if possible. Do I have to worry about mercury? 33 yr old female, not pregnant. How much is too much fish?

Depends on the fish: Certain fish have higher mercury concentrations than others and intake should be limited to twice a week. Other fish such as salmon can be eaten more often. ...Read more

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Can eating too much fish causes mercury poisoning?

Can eating too much fish causes mercury poisoning?

Mecury in fish: Big eye & ahi tuna should be avoided due to high mercury level. Yellow fin & white albacore tuna intake should be limited. Skipjack & canned chunk light tuna have a lower amount of mercury. ***fish with very high potential mercury levels include: shark, swordfish, marlin, king mackerel, big eye & ahi tuna, orange roughy & tilefish. ...Read more

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Should I stop eating fish while i’m nursing because of the mercury?

Should I stop eating fish while i’m nursing because of the mercury?

Nope!: In fact, many types of fish have high levels of omega 3 fatty acids, which will help the baby's brain development, so fish is a great thing to eat while nursing. Salmon, especially has high levels of these unsaturated fats. The breasts are good filters and less mercury comes thru in the milk than is actually in your bloodstream. Some do recommend eating no more than 4 oz/wk of tuna. ...Read more

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Does eating fish still have any health benefit with all the mercury that's in it? Is wild caught a better option rather than farm?

Does eating fish still have any health benefit with all the mercury that's in it? Is wild caught a better option rather than farm?

No evident harm: Mercury occurs normally in the environment. Overdose / toxicity scenarios are very frightening, but in studies of folks who eat a lot of fish with measurable mercury (faroes, seychelles, new zealand), nobody's been able to show an effect on the brain, and in some studies kids eating lots of fish do better, perhaps because of it, despite more mercury. ...Read more

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How long does it take to elimate mercury from fish?

How long does it take to elimate mercury from fish?

Can't remove mercury: Mercury increases throughout the food chain and is in largest concentrations in carnivorous fish. ('bioaccumulation') the mercury is in the flesh of the fish and cannot be removed through any process. It is best to avoid consumption of certain species known to have high levels of mercury. See http://water.Epa.Gov/scitech/swguidance/fishshellfish/outreach/advice_index.Cfm for more details. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about mercury in fish if feeding my fmaily?

Mercury in fish: Big eye & ahi tuna should be avoided due to high mercury level. Yellow fin & white albacore tuna intake should be limited. Skipjack & canned chunk light tuna have a lower amount of mercury. **fish with very high potential mercury levels include: shark, swordfish, marlin, king mackerel, big eye & ahi tuna, orange roughy & tilefish. Limit intake of yellow fin and white albacore tuna. Cont'd. ...Read more

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How much tuna is too much tuna considering the mercury in fish?

How much tuna is too much tuna considering the mercury in fish?

Mercury in tuna: Mercury in canned tuna is higher in white than in light tuna. Pregnant women shouldn't eat any, and potentially pregnant women and young children should eat white tuna once a week or less, light tuna twice a week or less. http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine-archive/2011/january/food/mercury-in-tuna/overview/index.htm no swordfish either: http://seafood.Ucdavis.Edu/pubs/mercury.Htm. ...Read more

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How much tuna is too much tuna in regards with the mercury in fish?

How much tuna is too much tuna in regards with the mercury in fish?

Mercury in fish: Some fish, however, contain high amounts of mercury -- enough to damage a fetus or newborn. That is why pregnant and nursing mothers must be very careful about the amounts and types of fish they eat. Young children should also avoid eating fish high in mercury. According to the fda, pregnant women and small children (under 6) should not eat more than 2 servings of fish each week. ...Read more

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Mercury in fish, why is it so bad for you? Should we never eat fish?

Mercury in fish, why is it so bad for you? Should we never eat fish?

Eat fish that tend: to have lower mercury levels. Fish with very high potential mercury levels include: shark, swordfish, marlin, king mackerel, big eye & ahi tuna, orange roughy & tilefish. ...Read more

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Do spectrum fish oil contain mercury?

Do spectrum fish oil contain mercury?

Fish oil: The claim is their fish are north sea wild not farmed fish and should be mercury free. I could find no analysis of their product so like most you take your chances unless you can find a real analysis of their product. ...Read more

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How much fish can you eat before you get mercury poisoning?

How much fish can you eat before you get mercury poisoning?

Depends on person: Mervury poison is dependent on the amount of fish you plus your own ability or inability i excrete it. ...Read more

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How does a person get mercury poisoning if they don't eat fish?

Many ways: There are many environmental ways to be exposed to mercury and other heavy metals. Thermometers, switches, and some types of light bulbs. When coal is burned, mercury is released into the air. Mercury in the air eventually gets into water or falls to the land where it can be washed into water. ...Read more

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